As part of our continuing previews of artists playing Bonnaroo, we’re hear to tell you about some talent coming right out of our home base of Los Angeles! The cosmic funk spectacular that is Orgone is the band we are talking about and they descend upon The Roxy tonight, where they open for Groundation.
Orgone Plays Roxy Before Trip to the ‘RooTweet
Although I will stay for the entire show, I’m going to see the home town funk masters led by the beautiful, sunny and sweet vocals of Fanny Franklin (pictured below). Each time they play they bring it – and they always manage to run through your favorite originals – like “Funky Nassau” and some exceptional covers – like Sly and The Family Stone. The solos and improvisations are different every time and each band member, from the horns to the percussionist, holds it down. You can check out their feel good, throw back funk music on their MySpace page http://www.myspace.com/orgone, but you’d do yourself justice by swinging down to The Roxy to check them out.
Orgone takes stage at 9 pm tonight. It is their first LA performance since performing at New Orleans’ Jazzfest and will be their last one for a hot minute as they are about to embark on a big roadtrip that will include stops at Bonnaroo in a few weeks (I plan on catching them there too!). So come support the funk scene and get down and dirty at The Roxy with me tonight!